Franklin County, MA Assistance Programs

Franklin County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Franklin County.

The West County Food Pantry Cowells Gymnasium Basement

51 Maple Street
Shelburne Falls, MA - 01370
Open 11:00am- 5:00pm on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Enrolled individuals and families are able to receive food once per month, lessening the potential effects of hunger and poor nutrition. The Center also hosts fresh food and cooking demonstrations and nutrition workshops so that participants can learn new ways to combine healthy and nutritious food on a limited budget...

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The Center for Self-Reliance Food Pantry

3 Osgood Street
Greenfield, MA - 01301
Enrolled individuals and families are able to receive food once per month, lessening the potential effects of hunger and poor nutrition. The Center also hosts fresh food and cooking demonstrations and nutrition workshops so that participants can learn new ways to combine healthy and nutritious food on a limited budget. Hours of Operation: Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday:10:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday: CLOSED, Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Friday: CLOSED..

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Shelburne Senior Center

7 Main Street
Shelburne Falls, MA - 01370
The mission of the Senior Center and member Councils on Aging is to enrich the lives of residents in the community as they age by designing support networks, identifying and meeting their needs and interests, and providing services and programs in welcoming, respectful and safe environments. The staff, services, activities, transportation program, meals and Center facility are supported by the towns of Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne with additional funding provided by Lifepath, the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs, Franklin Regional Transit Authority, local and state Cultural Councils, The Senior Center Foundation and private donors. In addition to outreach programs in each of the towns we serve, a variety of educational, cultural and wellness programs, presentations and activities are offered. An outreach worker provides valuable information and referrals by appointment, drop in or home visits. Transportation is coordinated by Bob Szafran who schedules rides for all nine West County towns. The Center is conveniently located in downtown Shelburne Falls on the first floor of the Masonic Lodge. The Center has a dining room and kitchen, used for meals three days per week and for our larger activities and social gatherings. The smaller activity room is used as a computer lab and classroom with free WiFi, for crafts, yoga, health and Veterans services...

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Northfield Council on Aging / The Northfield Senior Center

69 Main Street
Northfield, MA - 01360
(413) 498-2901
The Northfield Senior Center is overseen by the Northfield Council on Aging. Weekly and monthly schedules  with a variety of activities, including meals, musical performances, day excursions, workshops, support group sessions, informative talks, community gatherings, and assistance program enrollment opportunities. ..

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Community Action of Pioneer Valley Franklin County Main Office

393 Main Street
Greenfield, MA - 01301
Basic Needs assistance. Our Community Resources & Advocacy program (formerly First Call for Help) assists people in finding and gaining access to resources such as food, public benefits, social services, counseling, and financial assistance. Heat & Utilities Shut-Off Assistance. SNAP Outreach partner. If you are having trouble applying for or keeping your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, this SNAP outreach office can help. Outreach partners can help you: Complete your SNAP application, interim report and recertification Understand the application process Gather and submit required verifications Remain eligible for SNAP by helping with the recertification process ..

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Franklin County Health Care Assistance Programs and Clinics

Our list of clinics and healthcare assistance programs includes free and income based clincs: dental and medical, health care assistant payment programs, etc.

Wendell Council on Aging Senior Center

31 Wendell Depot Road
Wendell, MA - 01379
We continue to benefit from an Annual Grant from the states Executive Office of Elder Affairs, this year in the amount of $3300. The Wendell Council on Aging continued its long-standing service of providing Wendell Seniors with monthly blood pressure and BMI screenings and foot care service. In April we held our usual once-a-year cholesterol screening, and in November our usual once-a-year Flu Shot clinic. These once-a-year services are available thanks to the outreach of the Franklin County Home Care Corporation of Turners Falls. All these services are supported by our grant and are offered free to Wendell seniors. Occasional donations go into a Friends of the Wendell Council on Aging account for programming options and this year to help with Senior Center refurbishing. Each month the Council on Aging sends out a Newsletter to the 170+ Wendell citizens 60 and over offering news about our programs and information and advisories appropriate to seniors and sometimes even humor. This year the town supported a refurbishing of the former town library as the new Senior Center, and throughout the summer months senior volunteers worked on the clean-up and furnishing of our splendid new space. In October we surveyed our members on how they would wish to use and enjoy the new space, and the first week of November saw our well-attended double Grand Openings. We have plans for a range of new programming in the coming years. The Senior Center basement holds a variety of medical equipment available for borrowing for Wendell citizens of all ages. We look forward to sharing our new comfortable space with other town boards and groups and to seeking new ways that the Council on Aging can serve the Wendell community...

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Franklin County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Franklin County.

South County Senior Center

67 North Main Street
South Deerfield, MA - 01373
The mission of the South County Senior Center is to identify and meet the nutritional, social, intel-lectual, health, and safety needs of elders from Deerfield, Sunder-land, and Whately through the presentation of activities and ser-vices in a safe and comfortable environment. Discover a world of possibilities at South County Senior Center...

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Orange Senior Center

135 East Main Street
Orange, MA - 01364

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Greenfield Senior Center

35 Pleasant Street
Greenfield, MA - 01301
The Greenfield Council on Aging and Senior Center.... Your place for friendship, fitness, and fun!..

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Gill Montague Senior Center

62 Fifth Street
Turners Falls, MA - 01376
The mission of the Gill Montague Council on Aging: To provide a referral, outreach, nutrition, and health services in cooperation with other departments in the city and agencies in the area; establish the policy for the operation of the Senior Center; improve the quality of life of the elderly in the community by providing health, education and recreation programs and activities. Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday,  8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. ..

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Erving Senior Community Center

1 Care Drive
Erving, MA - 01344

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Charlemont Senior Center

175 Main St.
Charlemont, MA - 01339
The Charlemont Senior Center serves the towns of Charlemont and Hawley. ..

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Bernardston Senior Center

20 Church Street
Bernardston, MA - 01337

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Franklin County Assistance Locations

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Pantry Assistance

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.